Author: Ruth Schwartz
Ruth Schwartz is the author of "The Key to the Golden Handcuffs". She is a high performance business consultant and leadership coach. Connect with Ruth to participate in the conversation. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube .

An Inspirational Story

I’m reading the inspirational story of James Altucher in his book, Reinvent Yourself.  I am also pissed at James right now because he offered the book for free (just pay shipping) and then he used my credit card info to

Mastermind: Yes, you should join one.

Napoleon Hill wrote about the mastermind group principle as: “The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.” Unlike training, mastermind groups bring people together to work as peers.

Energy Management

It is very hard to convince busy business people to take a load off. Everyday is an opportunity to talk about energy management. We are up against the pervasive push of the media: blogs, videos, books, and productivity gurus emphatically

Have You Ever Repeated a Life Lesson?

If you are anything like me, you repeat the same life lesson over and over again. My lessons have become so predictable  that when things don’t go well or I can’t figure out why someone responded to me poorly, I

Labor Day 2017 and Jobs Still Suck

Labor Day 2017 and Jobs Still Suck! This is follow up to Day 7 of the 30 Day Leadership Facebook Live Challenge on Labor Day. Labor Day is the celebration of the birth of Labor Unions and the Industrial Revolution. 

Life Design

This is Day 6 of my 30 Day Facebook Live Leadership Challenge: Life Design and Unique Ability Joe Stauffacher told me to do the 30 day Facebook Live Challenge. Coach Sue told me to do the odyssey exercise in the

30 Day Facebook Live Challenge

After having my life melt down this spring, I decided to issue myself a challenge to go on a pilgrimage, a spiritual journey, to clear my head.  I thought a moving meditation, and a long one at that, would be

Authenticity Short List

What is Authenticity? Most of us struggle to understand the idea of “being authentic. I know I have. What the heck does that even mean? (To follow up with my Facebook Live 30 day Leadership Challenge.) Its been a few years

Vulnerable Again

My life has become one vulnerable experience after another.  I left for three months to clear my head. Mourning the loss of my 30 year marriage, the sale of my home, and a serious mid-life crisis, I decided that this

Generation Invisible

It’s typically called Gen X, but I propose that this generation should now be called Generation Invisible.